Some of K-pop’s biggest names will perform in Hong Kong on July 6 as part of the SBS Super Concert. Here’s what you need to know about the six groups on the bill, from Exo to Taeyeon.
Once known as ‘Korea’s Great Gatsby’, and a member of one of K-pop’s most influential acts, Seungri’s fall from grace has been a rapid one. We detail how things went so terribly wrong for the 28-year-old star.
It was clear from the group’s debut in 2013 that they had something different, but fans often reference their first win on South Korean music programme The Show in 2015 as a huge turning point in their story.
Following BTS’ huge success, their label Big Hit Entertainment is unveiling its first new boy band in six years. TXT or Tomorrow X Together will have a different, lighter sound than BTS and already have a huge social media following.
As K-pop rises up the charts in the US, some observers are asking: where are all the Chinese pop artists? The simple answer is China doesn’t have any financial need to take C-pop global – though it does have the power to do so.
Zhang became the highest-charting Mando-pop artist in Billboard history with his Chinese/English 2018 debut solo album Namanana, and recently performed with DJ Steve Aoki, who says he’s ‘got something really special’.